Don’t vote oppressive leaders – Emir Sanusi

By Post Nigeria January 31, 2015 11:23

Don’t vote oppressive leaders – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has urged the Nigerian electorate to vote wisely in the 2015 general election saying voters should not cast votes for people he described as persecutors.

According to the Kano monarch, making bad choices next month could lead to catastrophic consequences.

Sanusi sounded this warning during a visit by the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Bashir Ishaq.

The Emir stated that good leadership requires selfless commitment and sacrifice.

He stressed that people should not be shoe-horned into making choices they aren’t comfortable with.

“You should make sure that you do not allow your votes to fall into the hands of persecutors; you should not concede your votes to those you know would oppress you,” he said.

He clarified that the Kano Emirate Council remains a non-partisan traditional institution that is never known to be dancing to the whims and caprices of any political party.

Sanusi also charged Nigerians to avoid all forms of violence in the name of politics.

He also advised politicians to accommodate one another’s views without prejudice.

Though the Emir has said he would remain non-partisan, Nigerians are wondering if the so-called ‘persecutors’ refer to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari and his party who was popular for persecuting several politicians without sufficient evidence including two traditional rulers.

The PDM governorship candidate on his part said he entered the race with education on his agenda, especially primary and secondary levels.

Going by the PDM candidate’s word, one calls into question what the APC governor Rabiu Kwankwaso claims to have achieved as regard education.

He also mentioned the establishment of an independent power station in the state in the face of the nation’s economy that was hit with the effect of the falling oil prices.

He stressed that with adequate power supply, the state’s economy would remarkably improve.

Ishaq said the health sector would also receive his priority attention.

He added that he was willing to come up with a unique concept of governance for the state.